One of Time magazine's 100 all-time best English-language novels.
Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.
In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous…you’ll recognize it immediately.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - zjordi - LibraryThing
Nice story, very well explained (although the next-future subject tends to boggle your mind) and compelling narrative. Interesting characters and lots of funny action that doesn't leave you indifferent. I look forward to more stories in the same universe. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hskey - LibraryThing
Started out absolutely loving it; the pizza delivery scene was outrageous, hysterical and was a fantastic introduction to the world. Really impressive Stephenson predicted a lot about how we would ... Read full review
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